I can well understand if you feel self-conscious about the prospect of being the subject of your own portrait photography session – so I do my best to set you at your ease while I find your “best side” – and we ALL have one of those! The results, I hope you find, speak for themselves. Take a peek at the Portrait gallery above… See if you can spot the folk in the collection that may have started out a wee bit apprehensive but ended the session looking just fine and dandy.
Photography Session Information
Knowing what to expect is always handy, so here is a list of Q’s and A’s that should cover any questions you have. If I have missed something out, by all means contact me and I will do my best to answer your queries.
What about the Venue?
Depending on what you’re looking for, and the time of year, you can choose to hold the photography session at your home or garden. For a newborn baby this may be the best option to save you a stressful trip. You can also have a session at your business premises to capture you in your work environment, or if you work from home, you may want to be filmed in your studio or office.
If space is an issue, photography outside in a park or a favourite spot can be fun – subject to the venue’s suitability and the weather conditions. During bad weather and for some styles of photography, the studio is the best option.
How far will you travel?
I am happy to travel to any location. Please note for venues that require travel more than 40 miles in total, an additional fee will be payable. Please contact me for details.
What do I need for the session?
Allow a couple of hours of your time. We will begin by discussing how and where you want to use your portrait photos and discuss lighting and background.
It is important that you bring a choice of tops and accessories so we can find the perfect look for your photographs. Ladies might like to bring a choice of scarves to make quick changes to their look. Gents, bring a few shirts and ties and a couple of casual tops. Please avoid the following: mostly white or black clothes, fussy patterns, tight or restricting clothes (if you’re uncomfortable, it will show in your face). Don’t be tempted to have your hair “done up” specially – stick to your regular style that people associate with you.
Please bring your previous portraits so we can look at what you do and don’t like about them. You will also be glad of some pressed powder if you tend to shine, a hairbrush and a mirror if we’re outdoors.
Feel free to express ideas about the session!
Some people are naturally relaxed in front of a camera, but most of feel awkward being the focus of attention. I understand if you’re one of those people and will do my best to help you feel comfortable in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. I take care to choose lighting and angles that make the most of your best features. For families and informal group shots I make the session relaxed and fun to avoid artificial poses.